JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves says new laws will lead to a larger law enforcement presence in the capital city of Jackson.
And, he says he hopes that will alleviate some crime problems.
One new law made the Capitol Police Department a part of the Department of Public Safety, as of July 1.
Another allows the Highway Patrol to use radar in cities with at least 15,000 residents.
Public Safety Commissioner Sean Tindell says Capitol police will have greater visibility in and around downtown Jackson.
Tindell says people should be able to visit Jackson without the fear of crime.